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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. EXASOL vs. GeoSpock vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Spatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleMicrosofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
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Score3.08
Rank#86  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score2.46
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score2.89
Rank#89  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#272  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Score1093.75
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.exasol.com/­en/­productsgeospock.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmdocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentation
DeveloperAmazonAmazonExasolGeoSpockMicrosoft
Initial release2012200720001989
Current release2.0, September 2019SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, JavascriptC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedhostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyestemporal, categoricalyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP API.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnonoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingAutomatic shardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per tablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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